The Arkansas Razorbacks opened up a can of whoop ass on the Alcorn State Braves on Saturday afternoon. The Hogs won a 52-10 rout in Little Rock one week after falling to the Texas A&M Aggies in Arlington in a game that included a 24-point opening quarter.
Here’s what we learned.
1. The Razorbacks did what they had to do: Arkansas was expected to roll over Alcorn State and they did exactly that. The game was never really in reach except for a stagnated second quarter where the Razorbacks held a 24-7 lead that carried into the half. From there though, things got out of hand, starting after a pick six by Henre’ Toliver that broadened up the lead and they would never look back. Consider the test aced.
2. Austin Allen was dealing: One week after getting pummeled by A&M’s pass rushers, Austin Allen was nearly impeccable under center for Arkansas. The Razorbacks quarterback went 13-for-18, throwing for 206 yards with three touchdowns and no picks. Sure it’s Alcorn State, but Allen certainly needed the confidence boost after getting repeatedly pummeled by the Aggies a week ago even with a pretty great performance under his belt in that contest. Allen hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 1, going without a pick in his last 120 pass attempts.
3. Arkansas is ready for Alabama: A titanic matchup in the SEC West is set to take place next weekend as Arkansas will be hosting the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. With Arkansas looking pretty stellar through the first few weeks of the season, they certainly look prepared to give the Crimson Tide all that they can handle when they come to Fayetteville. It should be a dandy, if nothing else.